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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #240 on: November 07, 2014, 10:38:22 AM »
How can I connect this to Ayn Rand? Meh, not that clever.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #241 on: November 07, 2014, 10:44:31 AM »
Take your frustrations out on worker drones brehs

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #242 on: November 07, 2014, 10:48:21 AM »
Take your frustrations out on worker drones brehs

Play the CAC act concerned gig and actually feel good about it brehs

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #243 on: November 07, 2014, 10:50:47 AM »
While i may be concern trolling Karakand a little bit I see no reason to fuck with interns :yeshrug their lives are shit.

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #244 on: November 07, 2014, 10:56:52 AM »
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #245 on: November 07, 2014, 10:58:29 AM »
While i may be concern trolling Karakand a little bit I see no reason to fuck with interns :yeshrug their lives are shit.

And they make mine shit when they fuck up mundane but important tasks assigned to them because they can't be bothered to bring their A game to do mundane tasks.

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #246 on: November 07, 2014, 10:59:26 AM »
While i may be concern trolling Karakand a little bit I see no reason to fuck with interns :yeshrug their lives are shit.

And they make mine shit when they fuck up mundane but important tasks assigned to them because they can't be bothered to bring their A game to do mundane tasks.

Dude, it's an intern. They are supposed to fuck up. That's how they learn.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #247 on: November 07, 2014, 11:03:05 AM »
While i may be concern trolling Karakand a little bit I see no reason to fuck with interns :yeshrug their lives are shit.

And they make mine shit when they fuck up mundane but important tasks assigned to them because they can't be bothered to bring their A game to do mundane tasks.

Dude, it's an intern. They are supposed to fuck up. That's how they learn.
Not at a firm...

If you're fucking up mundane shit on the regular you might want to go into marketing or something, because mundane shit=70% of accounting.

I really only deal directly with interns I have to carry on client cases for instance, and I'll delegate basic shit to them. I don't really run into incompetent interns. Lazy interns though...
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #248 on: November 07, 2014, 11:05:58 AM »
While i may be concern trolling Karakand a little bit I see no reason to fuck with interns :yeshrug their lives are shit.

And they make mine shit when they fuck up mundane but important tasks assigned to them because they can't be bothered to bring their A game to do mundane tasks.

Dude, it's an intern. They are supposed to fuck up. That's how they learn.
Not at a firm...

If you're fucking up mundane shit on the regular you might want to go into marketing or something, because mundane shit=70% of accounting.

I really only deal directly with interns I have to carry on client cases for instance, and I'll delegate basic shit to them. I don't really run into incompetent interns. Lazy interns though...

So let me get this straight, you expect 20 something with 0 work experience to come in and perform at your level? Huh?
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #249 on: November 07, 2014, 11:06:09 AM »
While i may be concern trolling Karakand a little bit I see no reason to fuck with interns :yeshrug their lives are shit.

And they make mine shit when they fuck up mundane but important tasks assigned to them because they can't be bothered to bring their A game to do mundane tasks.


This is true. I've only ever had to deal with one intern in my professional life yet though. She had her shit together :whew

Am_I_Anonymous

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #250 on: November 07, 2014, 11:07:45 AM »
I have 2 currently, one in accounting and an engineer. Both are doing well but tend to get overwhelmed by real life situations they don't teach in school. Irate customers, ridiculous timeframes, late paying fortune 500's, vendors pushing for net30 terms despite signing us up at Net60, etc.

Cheap labor

:rejoice

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #251 on: November 07, 2014, 11:12:37 AM »
The dollar rally is saving me so much money :lawd

Eric, where is your show?  I may be in Brooklyn at the beginning of December.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #252 on: November 07, 2014, 11:15:21 AM »
While i may be concern trolling Karakand a little bit I see no reason to fuck with interns :yeshrug their lives are shit.

And they make mine shit when they fuck up mundane but important tasks assigned to them because they can't be bothered to bring their A game to do mundane tasks.

Dude, it's an intern. They are supposed to fuck up. That's how they learn.
Not at a firm...

If you're fucking up mundane shit on the regular you might want to go into marketing or something, because mundane shit=70% of accounting.

I really only deal directly with interns I have to carry on client cases for instance, and I'll delegate basic shit to them. I don't really run into incompetent interns. Lazy interns though...

So let me get this straight, you expect 20 something with 0 work experience to come in and perform at your level? Huh?
No but I expect people to check their work and take note of important tasks before submitting it, and not act shocked or upset if I hold them over to explain how they fucked up as I play clean up. Their fuck up can easily become my fuck up, and it's interesting how many times this happens on a Friday. In terms of age I'm only a few years older than these people, and sometimes they're older than me.

I treat them with respect and recognize they're new but they learned and did everything I did in college. You have to get the simple stuff done or I'll wonder why you're here. Overall though, I don't run into many bad ones.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #253 on: November 07, 2014, 11:17:59 AM »
I only let go of one intern in my career.

Last year I had a girl who could not get to work on time. Now note we start at 8 but I'm not Norman clock nailer or anything, but coming in at 9:30, 9:25, 9:10, 8:45, and finally 10:30 with an excuse of "Oh my favorite band played last night, I overslept" will get you canned rather you think you have hot white girl privilege or not.

She says "you're ruining my college studies" I replied "you are ruining your college studies, I suggest you purchase a better alarm clock or pretend like you have to be at work at 7 in the future"
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #254 on: November 07, 2014, 11:24:20 AM »
Dude, it's an intern. They are supposed to fuck up. That's how they learn.

There's learning by failing and there's not being able to file folders in chronological order or paperwork in the right company's file because you think it's beneath you.

Esteemed members of the central committee of the Borean Liberation Front, I also did not show #solidarity when I recently went out of my way to embarrass a loan manager and an underwriter ad a big 4 bank. As these individuals too are members of the proletariat (to my knowledge), I submit my actions for judgment like it's Die Ma▀nahme outchea.

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #255 on: November 07, 2014, 11:26:02 AM »
One thing I've learned: young people can be stupid and unprofessional as fuck. Showing up on time, not looking at your phone, not taking long restroom breaks...simple shit that will make you stand out from your dumbass peers. I'm not talking about my coworkers (although they sure as hell love dem smartphones) but the shit I see when I visit clients.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #256 on: November 07, 2014, 11:32:28 AM »
One thing I've learned: young people can be stupid and unprofessional as fuck. Showing up on time, not looking at your phone, not taking long restroom breaks...simple shit that will make you stand out from your dumbass peers. I'm not talking about my coworkers (although they sure as hell love dem smartphones) but the shit I see when I visit clients.
:kobeyuck

Worse than any other generation.

I had some interviews for a general driver/warehouse/etc person here and I got a lot of apps from kids who don't know how to dress, how to show up for an interview on time, or generally thought 14 bucks and hour was "crap money"

:snoop

My favorite: Kid comes in and starts the interview with "Oh wow, you're black...good for you man"

.........
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Esch

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #257 on: November 07, 2014, 11:42:13 AM »
:rofl :kobeyuck :dead

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #258 on: November 07, 2014, 11:43:04 AM »
The dollar rally is saving me so much money :lawd

Eric, where is your show?  I may be in Brooklyn at the beginning of December.

sadly, it (and the venue) will be gone by then
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #259 on: November 07, 2014, 11:45:46 AM »
"Oh wow, you're black...good for you man"

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #260 on: November 07, 2014, 11:46:20 AM »
I worked with a girl who legit had to be told, specifically, that wearing slippers and pyjamas to work was not 'work casual'. and by slippers I don't mean some kind of quasi-outdoor oldperson shoe I mean goddamn just got out of the bath slippers


edit: oh yeah so then she starts coming to work in flip flops and sweatpants thus forcing hr to create an actual flyer detailing what and what not to wear to work. i mean fuck they let us wear tees and jeans

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Dantizzinel

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #261 on: November 07, 2014, 11:46:58 AM »
My favorite: Kid comes in and starts the interview with "Oh wow, you're black...good for you man"

:rofl

Man, what an idiot.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #262 on: November 07, 2014, 11:50:49 AM »
I watched a bunch of monsters from Ultraman dance to Billie Jean

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #263 on: November 07, 2014, 11:50:50 AM »
We had a kid that was openly hostile in an interview once.  Our lead programmer simply walked out the interview, no one shook his hand when we left.  Apparently he thought negging us was a good idea, because he followed up like 5 times.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #264 on: November 07, 2014, 11:53:16 AM »
We had a kid that was openly hostile in an interview once.  Our lead programmer simply walked out the interview, no one shook his hand when we left.  Apparently he thought negging us was a good idea, because he followed up like 5 times.

Fuck all y'all


Week Later: So when do I start
2 weeks later: I think you guys forgot to call me
3 weeks later: Please respond


My intern I have work with me the most had me laughing the entire interview, very funny is good in interviews for me I guess. 
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #265 on: November 07, 2014, 11:57:33 AM »
We had a kid that was openly hostile in an interview once.  Our lead programmer simply walked out the interview, no one shook his hand when we left.  Apparently he thought negging us was a good idea, because he followed up like 5 times.
did he kino in his set or position an anti-slut defense against your indicators of disinterest?

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #266 on: November 07, 2014, 11:59:23 AM »
We had a kid that was openly hostile in an interview once.  Our lead programmer simply walked out the interview, no one shook his hand when we left.  Apparently he thought negging us was a good idea, because he followed up like 5 times.
did he kino in his set or position an anti-slut defense against your indicators of disinterest?

 :neogaf
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #267 on: November 07, 2014, 12:01:25 PM »
We had a kid that was openly hostile in an interview once.  Our lead programmer simply walked out the interview, no one shook his hand when we left.  Apparently he thought negging us was a good idea, because he followed up like 5 times.
did he kino in his set or position an anti-slut defense against your indicators of disinterest?
:dead
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #268 on: November 07, 2014, 12:02:04 PM »
Back in college I took a part time bookkeeping job at a small book store, and during the interview the lady asked how is feel about doing minor janitor work towards the end of each night, during the closing period. I said sure no problem, I've cleaned larger buildings. She laughed and said that nearly every young person except me gave her a flippant or ignorant answer, including "I'm here to keep books, not toilets. Do you want me or not." 
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #269 on: November 07, 2014, 12:15:48 PM »
I've worked nothing but lowest-of-low paying jobs, no ed required type shit, and have never even seen the shit yall are taking about. like it kills me that someone can make it that far in life without ever having to learn the most basic social etiquette. meanwhile my wife works at a big-ass prestigious place and comes home every day with nothing but the most embarrassing stories of passive aggressive eternally childish assholes who make seven figures but behave like for year olds. and my God the penny pinching from these millionaire motherfuckers :pacspit

fuck entitlement culture all the way to hell
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #270 on: November 07, 2014, 12:23:04 PM »
That's what you get when you shelter kids from reality and wipe their ass until college.

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #271 on: November 07, 2014, 01:32:52 PM »
That's what you get when you shelter kids from reality and wipe their ass until college.

My dad made me work when I was 12. Sucked balls. 2.50 an hour to clean dishes at this nasty bbq joint my uncle co-owned.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #272 on: November 07, 2014, 01:50:56 PM »
My dad made me work at 14 or 15- I inserted weekend edition papers at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution distribution center he managed. Shit was basically manual labor and you ended up with newsprint all over yourself by the end of a day. :yuck

Got paid by how much work you did, too- which was good because if you busted your ass you could make about $10/hour, which was better than anything else a 15 year old kid was gonna make back then.

...I blew all that money on comic books instead of saving for a car. :-\
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« Reply #273 on: November 07, 2014, 02:12:11 PM »
I've been working since I was about 14. Shitty pirated videogame and movie store, but ehhh it was work.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #274 on: November 07, 2014, 02:24:23 PM »
First job was stocking/restocking fruits and vegetables at a Farmer's Market.

It was OK.

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #275 on: November 07, 2014, 02:27:19 PM »
my first job was a&w hot dogs and it was fucking awesome because I stole root beer floats and corn dog nuggets all day long
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #276 on: November 07, 2014, 02:27:38 PM »
Patiently waiting for PD to tell us about working at the glory hole at the Hamtramck Burger King.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #277 on: November 07, 2014, 02:28:26 PM »
my first job was a&w hot dogs and it was fucking awesome because I stole root beer floats and corn dog nuggets all day long

Corn Dog nuggets from A&W

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #278 on: November 07, 2014, 02:28:28 PM »
First job was washing dishes in a chinese restaurant.  I've had like 56 jobs since then.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #279 on: November 07, 2014, 02:28:35 PM »
frozen custard store for me

it was alright. the worst customers are teens with money, they're always fuccing up their orders and asking for all kinds of spergy combinations of shit :ufup

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #280 on: November 07, 2014, 02:29:32 PM »
First job was washing dishes in a chinese restaurant.  I've had like 56 jobs since then.

My fellow dishwashing bro.

Let me tell you about soul food dishes. That shit sticks to plates like superglue. And the pans :snoop

My uncle made me a plate of ribs and greens for my birthday....then he took it out of my check

 :fbm
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #281 on: November 07, 2014, 03:52:31 PM »
First job was working at a small hardware store.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #282 on: November 07, 2014, 04:50:39 PM »
My first job was doing construction/maintenance work for a property owner who was a friend of the family. I got $5/hr.

First official job was at my college's Annual Fund. They're the people who call you every year to ask you to donate money to the school. That job was god-awful.

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #283 on: November 08, 2014, 10:43:58 PM »
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the musician's union settled their lockout, which means that Beethoven's 9th symphony is back on for next weekend, which means that I just bought tickets (again) and will be eating mushrooms and enjoying this live, after which I can die happily.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #284 on: November 09, 2014, 12:46:46 AM »
Quit gaming. Cold turkey. I wasn't addicted or anything, but it's not me anymore and it is best to know when it's time to hang it up. It was a pretty easy decision to make. Unfortunately I now have no goal or reason to keep learning Japanese because I initally started learning to play Japanese games in their native tongue because I was sick and tired of having to deal with games I wanted not coming over, and I now I have no goal to do that anymore. Maybe in the future. I've had a lot of cherished memories gaming and I'll remember them forever so that makes me sad, but it's a worthy sacrifice for the future and I doubt such memories will be replicated in the near or far future. I must thank The Evil Within for allowing me to realize that I am simply chasing ghosts and do not have any ounce of passion for gaming anymore. Or rather, I do, but only in old stuff. Time put it up.

I quit anime, aside from anime film because that's the last vestige of legitimacy in the medium. Like gaming, anime is no longer me. Manga still is because there's more variety and I can pick what to read via interest. Thank you G-Rev and Space Dandy for showing me I have outgrown anime, and again, I'm chasing ghosts. I still have passion for animation. I'm moving to LA to pursue that for a reason. But anime today isn't the medium I fell in love with, and rather than constantly trying to replicate and hope for new stuff that appeals to me, I'm giving up.

I've almost killed my internet addiction. Anime and games were just hobbies, but I've been addicted to the net since 15 and that's something I truly want to defeat. It's going well so far. It's also easier to do  - though still hard - when you're concentrating on bettering yourself by learning new things.

I want to start playing music again. Band was one of my favorite things in middle and high school, and while I know it's imposisble to recreate that environment and camaraderie. I fucking miss playing music, so I'm going to pick up the guitar again.

I'm going to attempt to get into peak physical condition by learning Muay Thai. I start on Tuesday.

I need to learn Spanish. Shame about the Japanese, but I'm really proud how far I got.

I turn 30 next year. 2015 has to count for all things in my life up to this point.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #285 on: November 09, 2014, 01:07:36 AM »
First job was washing dishes in a chinese restaurant.  I've had like 56 jobs since then.

My fellow dishwashing bro.

Let me tell you about soul food dishes. That shit sticks to plates like superglue. And the pans :snoop

My uncle made me a plate of ribs and greens for my birthday....then he took it out of my check

 :fbm

Still better than spaghetti in tupperware  :goty2

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #286 on: November 09, 2014, 10:21:30 AM »
Himuro, I cut down my internet usage to about one hour per day (exception being for work or school related usage and the occasional day where there isn't shit else to do) about eight months ago and it's amazing how much shit I'm able to get done now in all facets of life.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2014, 10:28:02 AM by Mary Tyler Whore »
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #287 on: November 09, 2014, 10:45:21 AM »
Quit gaming. Cold turkey. I wasn't addicted or anything, but it's not me anymore and it is best to know when it's time to hang it up. It was a pretty easy decision to make. Unfortunately I now have no goal or reason to keep learning Japanese because I initally started learning to play Japanese games in their native tongue because I was sick and tired of having to deal with games I wanted not coming over, and I now I have no goal to do that anymore. Maybe in the future. I've had a lot of cherished memories gaming and I'll remember them forever so that makes me sad, but it's a worthy sacrifice for the future and I doubt such memories will be replicated in the near or far future. I must thank The Evil Within for allowing me to realize that I am simply chasing ghosts and do not have any ounce of passion for gaming anymore. Or rather, I do, but only in old stuff. Time put it up.

I quit anime, aside from anime film because that's the last vestige of legitimacy in the medium. Like gaming, anime is no longer me. Manga still is because there's more variety and I can pick what to read via interest. Thank you G-Rev and Space Dandy for showing me I have outgrown anime, and again, I'm chasing ghosts. I still have passion for animation. I'm moving to LA to pursue that for a reason. But anime today isn't the medium I fell in love with, and rather than constantly trying to replicate and hope for new stuff that appeals to me, I'm giving up.

I've almost killed my internet addiction. Anime and games were just hobbies, but I've been addicted to the net since 15 and that's something I truly want to defeat. It's going well so far. It's also easier to do  - though still hard - when you're concentrating on bettering yourself by learning new things.

I want to start playing music again. Band was one of my favorite things in middle and high school, and while I know it's imposisble to recreate that environment and camaraderie. I fucking miss playing music, so I'm going to pick up the guitar again.

I'm going to attempt to get into peak physical condition by learning Muay Thai. I start on Tuesday.

I need to learn Spanish. Shame about the Japanese, but I'm really proud how far I got.

I turn 30 next year. 2015 has to count for all things in my life up to this point.

You're gonna be so proud of yourself by this time next year, I just know it. You go girl.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #288 on: November 09, 2014, 02:24:01 PM »
Manga was always my preferred medium for that consumption growing up. Get it Himu-sempai.

I really want to learn spanish too. I didn't give a shit in high school but lately I've been kinda falling in love with the language? Really fucking weird.

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #289 on: November 09, 2014, 07:38:00 PM »
I guess so can keep learning Japanese for manga but whatever.

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #290 on: November 09, 2014, 07:38:44 PM »
Himuro, I cut down my internet usage to about one hour per day (exception being for work or school related usage and the occasional day where there isn't shit else to do) about eight months ago and it's amazing how much shit I'm able to get done now in all facets of life.

How?

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #291 on: November 09, 2014, 08:08:53 PM »
I think you're being far too dramatic and putting a lot of weight on hobbies for no reason but congrats I guess?
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #292 on: November 09, 2014, 08:45:24 PM »
how am I being dramatic?

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #293 on: November 09, 2014, 09:17:42 PM »
himu let me curate your game collection til you decide to come back to the fold
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #294 on: November 09, 2014, 09:27:53 PM »
how am I being dramatic?

abandoning entire hobbies because you aren't enjoying them as much as you used to? seems pretty dramatic.
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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #295 on: November 10, 2014, 12:17:27 AM »
That makes no sense. Not liking it is the best reason for abandoning a hobby. After all, that's what they are: hobbies, things you put money and effort and time into. If you are not enjoying yourself or you find them a waste of time and resources, there's no point in continuing to pursue them.

For anime, I genuinely do not enjoy anime aside from older stuff and occasional new release now. I have spent a lot of time and years with this hobby in particular. I am highly knowledgeable about it and I know that from the current trajectory, continuing to try to pursue it is fruitless. I didn't say I'm going to like, throw out every anime dvd or blu ray out right now or whatever, I just know that as a hobby and something you put time into seeking, I'm kinda over it. Like how an old seasoned comic vet may still read the funny page but take issue with going to a comic store and picking up the latest Batman or whatever.

The same is true for games. Play a game when you're bored, play a game after work to cool down, spend the entire evening playing games. Whatever, I know how it works and there's nothing wrong with it, but ultimately, I could be doing something more important or something that will better myself and help me reach my goals. Those hours stack up. The game that made me realize this was probably Samurai Warriors 4. Such mediocrity, yet I kept on playing. 30 hours clocked and I don't even like it much, and I'm barely having fun, because...I don't know the reason. 30 hours wasted that could have been spent drawing, and trying to reach my career goals. 30 hours wasted I could have spent re-learning guitar. 30 hours I could have spent bettering relationships. 30 hours wasted I could have spent on any thing else. I mostly play or played games for escapism, especially gender escapism. I tend to play games where you're engulfed by a game world and there's lore and characters and sometimes an involving storyline and I can play as a girl.

But these days, I don't have a need for an escape, for obvious reasons. Real life sounds and looks so much sweeter than the virtual version. When I play games, I don't feel like I'm bettering myself or on the road to bettering myself. It's just something to pass the time, and right now, I don't have the time nor the luxury to waste time, especially since I'm moving to such a competitive place. It doesn't help that overall I don't enjoy games much anymore at all aside from mobile games. The games I liked are dead, and let's be honest, do you really see anything you haven't seen before from games in the near future? I don't!

Is this forever? Who knows. Who even cares. But for the time being, it seems important to grow as a person, learn new things, and become stronger because of it and I sure as fuck don't have the time to continue fucking around with things I don't even enjoy anymore just because I liked them in the past out of some odd sense of duty. I'm certainly not doing this because I'm "grown up" and that's what grown ups do. There's nothing wrong with enjoying anime or games. But I think it's important, if one is a goal-minded person, to consider WHY they do the things they do rather than just continue to do follow the same steps of yesterday.




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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #296 on: November 10, 2014, 12:18:40 AM »

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #297 on: November 10, 2014, 12:23:28 AM »
Just watched the original Total Recall on Netflix.  :lawd

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #298 on: November 10, 2014, 12:34:43 AM »
Pretty good article that touches on what I just wrote.

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/comment/articles/2014-01/03/why-im-giving-up-video-games

Hmmmmmmmmm. ......

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You can find better storytelling in a masterpiece like Bioshock Infinite than you will in the thousands of insipid airport novels released every year, and more beauty in most Nintendo titles than in half the galleries in Basel.

Shit fucking article :neogaf

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Re: Please share your triumph of the day
« Reply #299 on: November 10, 2014, 12:45:34 AM »
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I no longer have the time to play story-driven RPGs like The Legend Of Zelda